Married 1.30pm Christ Church Sowerby Bridge
Mrs Joseph Sugden
Requests the pleasure of
Company at 23 Hollins Mill Lane,
Sowerby Bridge on the occasion
Of her daughter Ada’s
Saturday June 2nd, 1900.
In affection remembrance of
Beloved Husband of Mary Briggs, High Green
Born Oct 4th 1829
Died Sept 12th 1887
And was interred at Chapeltown Cemetery, September 15th.
"Day after day we saw him fade and gently sink away:
Yet often in our hearts we prayed that he might longer stay;
Yet thus he died with holy joy, and entered into rest,
To bloom with immortality and be for ever blest."
Joseph Briggs (baby)
In memory of
Beloved son of John and Annie Elizabeth Briggs
Who departed this life March 20th 1883
Aged 3 months
And was interred at St John’s Church, Chapeltown, Mar.22nd.
"Adieu, sweet cherub, sleep in peace,
Upon thy pillow lone and chill;
Thy little life was doomed to cease,
But ah, I fondly love thee still."
In loving memory of
The beloved wife of George Dawson Poole
Of Prospect, Hoyland
Who departed this life June 9th 1904
Aged 62 years
And was interred at Hoyland Law Church, June 11th
In loving memory of
The beloved wife of Thomas Yeardley
Who departed this life September 13th 1896
Aged 77 years
And was interred at Chapeltown Cemetery, September 16th.
In Affectionate Memory of
The beloved daughter of Francis and Amelia Gelder of Mortomley
Who died August 24th 1871
Aged 17 years
And was Interred at Clownside Church on the 27th.
"Ah, lovely appearance of death
What sight upon earth is so fair?
Not all the gay pageants that breath
Can with a dead body compare.
With solemn delight I survey
The corpse when the spirit is fled,
In love with the beautiful clay
And longing to lay in its stead."
NOTE: Sarah was the daughter of Amelia who was widowed and re-married.
NOTE 2: I still have the envelope belonging to one of the funeral cards and impressed
on one edge is the manufacturers name: Thos Rodgers, Chance Alley Corner, Sheffield.
~ courtesy of Chris Hale ~
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